Sony Corporation has announced a brand new 8-inch notebook, the new VAIO P "Pocket style PC". A full-featured notebook PC in a small pocket size, small enough to grip with one hand, combining premium design and wireless network functionality.
About the size of a business envelope and roughly as thin as a cell phone, the VAIO P weighs just 594g with SSD (Solid State Drive) or 620g with HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and is small enough to slip into a pocket or handbag while integrating full-PC features.
Designed to provide the feel of a common notebook, the VAIO P series provides a convenient typing experience by extending the keyboard to the perimeters of the chassis maximizing the typing area. The isolation keyboard has been engineered to help reducing typing mistakes.
The model incorporates a high-resolution, 1600 x 768, LED backlit 8-inch ultra-wide display. The LCD screen comes with an anti-reflective coating, reducing light reflection.
The VAIO P series is available in a range of premium glossy colours; Red, Green, Black and White with matching carrying cases and Bluetooth mice also available. The colours are painted on the magnesium body in multiple layers, and finally hand-polished to achieve a glossy finish.
VAIO P features an Instant Mode that launches into Sonys Xross Media Bar interface for quick boot up and access to music, video, photos and the Web.
Based on the Windows Vista platform the VAIO P is able to run software normally found in full-size notebooks. A convenient windows arrangement utility has been included to organise all open documents or websites easily with one touch, and positioning them neatly alongside each other on a single screen.
It comes with a built-in webcam, noise-cancelling technology/headphones (only VGN-P15G), built-in wireless LAN 802.11b/g/Draft n and Bluetooth.